Monday, 28 February 2022

Simon Stewart and Fred Elesbao winners in Germany

Things are on the up in Germany with some great clubs organizing tournaments under WASPA banner. This week two clubs held tournaments in Hamburg and Hanover. Special thanks to Simon Stewart and Fred Elesbao for sending us reports, results and pictures! Much appreciated!

Players in Sankt Pauli

Sankt Pauli WASPA - 22-2-22

Seven players took part in the 2nd Subbuteo Sankt Pauli competition of the year in what was a hard fought competition with everyone recording at least one victory. 

Irishman Simon took the title thanks to 3 wins and a draw with Sven and Marius finishing 2nd and 3rd with 3 wins each. Newcomer Dimitrios recorded a fantastic 1-0 win over Andre, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to lift him off the bottom of the table as goal difference separated him from Ralf and Philip, all on 3 points. 

Our weekly club meets continue on Tuesday and we will announce our next WASPA competition in due course. 

Final Results:

1. Simon Stewart
2. Marius Willhaus
3. Sven Schilling
4. Andre Lange
5. Ralf Offenborn
6. Philip Hansen
7. Dimitrios Tolias

Players in Hanover

The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Cup in Hannover

On a beautiful Subbuteo day, Hannover received many visitors from Berlin, Hamburg and Häuslingen to play "The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Cup".

Nine players were divided in 3 groups of 3, with quarterfinals, semifinals and a big final.

In an exciting final, Fred Elesbao from Hanover defeated the Australian International Hermann Kruse, who just recently signed to SC Berlin, 2-0.

Perhaps the philosopher Leibniz was right when he said that the best of all possible worlds is precisely the one that we are all living in right now.

The SG '94 Hannover ( wishes all the best to all players and please come back soon!

Action in Hanover

Final Results:

1. Fred Elesbao (SG '94 Hannover)
2. Hermann Kruse (SC Berlin)
3. Simon Stewart (FC St. Pauli)
4. Leon Schneider (SC Berlin)
5. Nico Müller (SC Berlin)
6. Carsten Bock (SC Berlin)
7. Luc Kaouane (SG '94 Hannover)
8. Hagen Ollnow (SC Berlin)
9. Linus von Schulzendorf (SG '94 Hannover)

Thursday, 17 February 2022

Benny Ng Victorious in first Victorian WASPA of 2022

A small but eager group of players gathered on Friday 4th February for the first WASPA in Victoria for 2022 at the Western Flickers’ home base of Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre.  It was a welcome return to action for several of the players.

The results between the top 3 were tight and ultimately decided the event.  Benny Ng defeated Adrian Connolly 2-1 with a second half winner before having a 0-0 stalemate with Benji Batten, fresh from his FISTF win in the Sydney IO.  With Benji and Benny going into the final round level on 7 points, the final round games decided top spot.  Adrian upset Benji 1-0 with a great running goal in the first half before holding out under relentless pressure in the second half to hand Benny top spot after he overcame Tony Madiona with a second half winner.

It was great to see Tony Madiona return to action after a long absence during the pandemic, and to hear his announcement of his engagement!  Congratulations Tony. Peter Benholm had a baptism of fire in the draw by coming up against Benny and Benji in the opening rounds. Peter continues to improve with each appearance.   All players were impressed by photos of his Subbuteo stadium assembled at his residence in the equally impressively named Cubbyhouse Rd!

We hope to see more players in action at our next event on Friday 4th March, in preparation for a potential FISTF event in Melbourne in the near future.

Original report from

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

David Wouters wins February tournament in Antwerp

Last Monday the SC Flanders guys held their 74th WASPA tournament in their new premises of Antwerp. No surprise once again as David Wouters won another title while Jos Ceulemans was runner-up and Johan Lourdon was third. it was great to see Ireland's Gary Moore back in action while the young Jorja Sercu was playing her very first tournament. Great job!

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Vicenç Prats winner in Catalunya

Last Sunday 16 players competed in Montornes del Valles, in Catalunya, spain. There were players from different clubs including Barcelona FT, Tiburones FM, AS Iluro FT, La Plazoleta FM and even two unattached players.

It was the first time such a tournament was played under WASPA banner. The winner was Vicenç Prats, a former FISTF veteran world champion.

Organizers said they will try to keep doing some more tournaments under WASPA banner from now on as it worked as expected with 3 new players involved. Let's keep the table football growing!

Huge thanks to Ricard Carles for the great job and the communication with WASPA.

Main results

Quarter finals: Ferran Coll - Paco Ucha 7-1; Toni Rosa - Ricard Carles Prat 0-6; José Luis Márquez - Martí Rosa 4-0; Albert Carles Prat - Vicenç Prats 1-4.

Semi-finals: Ferran Coll - Ricard Carles Prat 5-2; José Luis Márquez - Vicenç Prats 1-4

The final
Final: Ferran Coll - Vicenç Prats 2-9
Vincenç Prats (right) receiving his trophy

Monday, 14 February 2022

Bernard Lim wins in Singapore

The Table Football Association of Singapore organised the February session of the 2022 TFAS SG League on 13 Feb at The Sports Hub Library.  5 players took part in a full round-robin format to compete for bragging rights and League points.  Each player gets 4 games.  After the usual intense battle amid all the laughter and camaraderie, Bernard Lim emerged as the winner of the February League session!  Well done Bernard!

Sunday, 13 February 2022

Geoffrey Marain wins Tournai tournament

Top 3 of the evening

On Friday the club of Tournai held a WASPA tournament. Due to place restrictions, the event was held in Templeuve. There was a good field of 14 players and it was decided to play in Swiss system again. Only one player was undefeated as Geoffrey Marain, who was formely the president of the Tournai club, won his four games while three players finished the evening with 7 points. More importantly, it was a great evening for all players with many close games and even 9 draws! It was nice to have the second visit of the BX Subbuteo Club, a new club based in Brussels. There will be more action in the West of Belgium with the Templeuve United tournament next Friday. Welcome to all.

Final standings:

1. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer)
2. Matthias Averlant (AS Hennuyer)
3. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve United)
4. Benjamin Marain (AS Hennuyer)
5. Michaël Dupret (Magic Team Tournai)
6. Didier Moons (Templeuve United)
7. Logan Carette (Templeuve United)
8. Eric Caillaux (Templeuve United)
9. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve United)
10ea. Pascal Flémal (BX Subbuteo Club)
10ea. Jordan Bonte (AS Hennuyer)
12. André Flémal (BX Subbuteo Club)
13. Jocelyn Celton (Templeuve United)
14. Loris Celton (Templeuve United)

Thursday, 10 February 2022

Berioli and Bignardi winners in Genova

The "Rebels Genova" continue their great work of promotion with the youth. Last saturday the club held another tournament under WASPA banner for their juniors.

This time 11 young players were competing and the local organizers decided to have 2 categories. Riccardo Berioli was the best of 6 U16 players while Samuele Bignardi won the U12 tournament thanks to a better goal difference than Alessandro Gandin.

There will be another tournament for juniors on February 26 with a great field of players expected!

Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Eliot Kennedy wins Northern Falcons tournament

Results of Monday night's WASPA in the premises of the Northern Falcons.

A great meeting, 10 players, including two new members of the Falcons in a club night (Katelyn Grunbach and Frank Spanyik) and our friends from Western Sydney Subbuteo and the Hipfingerz.

Great to see everyone at least got a point on the night. See you all later in the month, when the club will have a training and introductory session.

Final table

1. Eliot Kennedy
2. Adrian Elmer
3. Steve Dettre
4. Neil Brener
5. Adrian Grunbach
6. Geoff Sirmai
7. Othniel Antwi
8. Imojjen Elmer
9. Frank Spanyik
10. Katelyn Grunbach

Monday, 7 February 2022

Results of the recent WASPA Subbuteo tournaments in Britain

As already written in the monthly report of January, England has been a very active nation in the WASPA circuit in the last few weeks. Here is a brief summary of results from Great-Britain. Thanks to all organizers for supporting the WASPA circuit. Special thanks to the new clubs that recently joined the show! We hope that many more players will join in the future!

For any tournament request, pleasee drop a line to Vincent Coppenolle at

Harrow (January, 6)

1. Alan Lee (Wobbly Hobby SC)
2. Rudi Peterschinigg (Harrow)
3. Martin Hodds (Dundee)
4. Neil Doherty (Harrow)
5. Victor Jones (Harrow)

North East Midlands (January, 11)

1. Andrew Forster-Fake (North East Midlands Senior Subbuteo League)
2. Brian Kinrade (Moralzarzal Subbuteo CAD)
3. Andy Henly (South Staffs TSC)

North Shields (January, 15)

1. Chris Thomas (Perugia)
2. Chris Kaberry (North East)
3. Tom Heslop (North East)
4. Nick Pearson (London Road Subbuteo Club)
5. Rob Heseltine (North East)
6. Gavin Roper (East Lancashire Subbuteo Club)

Morecambe Bay (January, 16)

1. Brian Daley (London Road Subbuteo Club)
2. Shaun Dunne (Manchester SC)
3. Dan Nicholls (London Road Subbuteo Club)
4. Lucasz Whittle (London Road Subbuteo Club)
5. Ken Dunne (Morecambe Bay SC)
6. Rob Wilkinson (Morecambe Bay SC)

Surrey (January, 16)

1. Alan Lee (Wobbly Hobby SC)
2. Simon Goodman (Surrey Saracens SC)
3. Lee Fenton (Surrey Saracens SC)

Stanway (January, 19)

1. Alan Lee (Wobbly Hobby SC)
2. Kevin Cordell (Stanway Rovers Flickers SC)
3. Marco Ghigliotti (Harrow)
4. Adam Douglas (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)

Harrow (January, 20)

1. Alan Lee (Wobbly Hobby SC)
2. Marco Ghigliotti (Harrow)
3. Victor Jones (Harrow)
4. Neil Doherty (Harrow)
5. Rudi Peterschinigg (Harrow)

Worthing (January, 20)

1. Shaun Allison (Worthing Fivestar)
2. Ian Maskell (Worthing Fivestar)
3. Joe Currey (Worthing Fivestar)
4. Steve Taylor (Worthing Fivestar)
5. Paul Woodhouse (Worthing Fivestar)
6. Chris Stapleton (Worthing Fivestar)

Haverhill (January, 22)

The tournament took place during the recent FISTF Open of england and 16 players competed in the WASPA Plate Open.

Last 16 round:

Sam Curtis - Danny Lilley 1-3
Adam Douglas - Shaun Dunne 1-1*
Terry Arnold - John Turpin 2-2*
Nick Pearson - Lucasz Whittle 5-1
Kye Arnold - Marco Barqueiro 2-0
Peter Holmes - Jeremy Boothman 2-1
Brian Kinrade - Colin Fletcher 0-0
Mike Williams - Joe Harrington 0-3

Danny Lilley - Shaun Dunne 4-1
John Turpin - Nick Pearson 2-1
Kye Arnold - Peter Holmes 3-0
Brian Kinrade - Joe Harrington 2-3

Danny Lilley - John Turpin 2-2*
Kye Arnold - Joe Harrington 4-6

John Turpin - Joe Harrington 2-0

Rochford (January, 27)

An amazing night of play with many players including many beginners. Congratulations to Kevin Dyson for finishing on top of the Swiss ladder.

1. Kevin Dyson (TSPA White Star)
2. Alan Lee (Wobbly Hobby SC)
3. Jack Baxter (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)
4. Neil Sparks (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)
5. Ian Welby (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)
6. Jack Target (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)
7. William Target (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)
8. Jim Jamison (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)
9. Mark Francis (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)
10. Adam Douglas (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)
11. Paul Matthews (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)
12. Stephen Moreton (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)
13. Stewart Grant (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)
14. Steve Target (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)

Liverpool (January, 28)

1. Brian Daley (London Road Subbuteo Club)
2. Chris Bedford (East Lancashire)
3. Brian Hall (London Road Subbuteo Club)
4. Gavin Roper (East Lancashire)
5. Brendan Neild (Liverpool TSC)
6. Lucasz Whittle (London Road Subbuteo Club)

Wrexham, Wales (January, 30)

Another excellent tournament organized by London Road Subbuteo Club. Cayne's club had the visit of Manchester and Wolverhampton players. Wolverhampton players dominated the day with Mick Hammonds beating clubmate Justin Scott in the final.

Brian Daley - Ruby Matthews 6-0
Justin Scott - Shaun Dunne 4-1
Cayne Matthews - Lucasz Whittle 6-2
Mick Hammonds - Richard Badger 2-1

Brian Daley - Mick Hammonds 1-2
Justin Scott - Cayne Matthews 1*-1

Mick Hammonds (Wolverhampton) - Justin Scott (Wolverhampton) 3-1

Plate first round:
Brendan Ashley - Mark Tilling 1-0

Alex Scott - Brian Hall 1-3
Gage Badger - Brendan Ashley 1-1*

Brian Hall (London Road) - Brendan Ashley (London Road) 0-0*

Burnley (January, 27)

1. Gavin Roper (East Lancashire Subbuteo Club)
2. Dave Scholes (East Lancashire Subbuteo Club)
3. Rob Wilkinson (Morecambe Bay SC)
4. Tim Ingle (East Lancashire Subbuteo Club)

Burnley (January, 28)

1. Gavin Roper (East Lancashire Subbuteo Club)
2. Stephen Shaw (East Lancashire Subbuteo Club)
3. Dave Legg (East Lancashire Subbuteo Club)

Burnley (January, 29)

1. Chris Bedford (East Lancashire Subbuteo Club)
2. Nick Pearson (Wobbly Hobby SC)
3. Gavin Roper (East Lancashire Subbuteo Club)
4. Tom Heslop (North East)

Surrey (February 1)

1. Simon Goodman (Surrey Saracens SC)
2. Lee Fenton (Surrey Saracens SC)
3. Chris Philips (Surrey Saracens SC)

Stanway (February 1)

1. Alan Lee (Wobbly Hobby SC)
2. Alberto Borsani (ASD CT Paola)
3. Joe Harrington (Haverhill)
4. Marco Ghigliotti (Harrow)
5. Kevin Cordell (Stanway Rovers Flickers SC)
6. Martin Bellefontaine (Cardiff)
7. Adam Douglas (Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club)
8. Gerry Harrington (Haverhill)

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

WASPA standings of January 2022

Dear friends, you will find here the updated WASPA results and rankings.

Excel file (rankings and stats)

PDF file (results)

January was an amazing month with 29 regional tournaments and 3 promotional events including only juniors in Italy.

Action in Hamburg
England is doing an amazing work of development with many local clubs organizing different types of events under WASPA banner. In total 11 events have been held in England in January and 2 new clubs (Rochford & Southend and Morecambe Bay) have held their first events!

Czech Republic is back. Marco Zucchi is happy to have friends from different nationalities living in Prague and being very enthusiasts to play the beautiful game.

WASPA action in Berlin

Germany had great groups of players and this months events have been held in Hamburg and Berlin; We hope to see more clubs joining the movement soon in the country!

Subbuteo is back in Verviers
Belgium had 3 events with 7, 10 and 12 players. Numbers could have been bigger without the pandemic. The country is on the right way!

Australia had limited activities with only one WASPA event in Perth but the country also held a great FISTF Open in Sydney. Great job!

Action in Singapore
Singapore is slowly back to normal and 9 players attended the first tournament of the year.

Subbuteo table football in Johannesburg
South Africa has 3 active clubs in Johannesburg and there will be a tournament in Cape Town this week-end!

The Netherlands also held a first small event in Gouda but the best is still to come!

Concentrated players in Derry
Northern Ireland and Wales have regular events with great groups of players, which we hope will be a source of inspiration for many others!

A great venue for the Flaming Flickers
In Greece the Flaming Flickers played a tournament with the African Cup as their theme. 16 players competed with Hasbro bases, which made the tournament was slightly different to events played with professional material.

Youth in action in Genova
In Italy the club of Firenze is still active while the Rebels Genova put their energy to focus on the youth, which is great!!!

A small word about transfers. We are aware that there are many moves int he FISTF circuit so please check if your club is correctly listed in the WASPA tables. Please note players can play for different clubs in the WASPA and FISTF circuits!

Some notes about the rankings:

- Alan Lee (Wobbly Hobby SC) is back as number 1 after winning 5 (!) events in January!
- Brian Daley (London Road SC) is still the leader of the season ranking!
- For the very first time Lucasz Whittle (London Road SC) is the leader of the Junior table.
Congratulations Lucasz!
- In the rankings of nations Australia is on top of the ranking by points why England is the leader in the ranking by places!
- London Road Subbuteo Club (Wales) is a strong leader in the top clubs section.
- SC Terni 2014 (Italy) is a solid leader in the Development league but the club will not hold any other tournament this season as they have already played 12 regional and 12 promotional events.
- We are very sad to see 3 clubs out of the Junior ranking of clubs due to different reasons. Congratulations to London Road Subbuteo Club (Wales) for being a solid number 1.
All your ideas to make the WASPA circuit more attractive are more than welcome. Don't hesitate to send your feedback. We also hope to see more and more clubs running events under WASPA banner in the future.

We also take to opportunity to thank our partners:

- Victory kits at

- Flicks for Kicks at


Well, that's all for now. Please remember you only need 3 players to register your tournament. Don't be scared to join. It's free and tournament requests can be sent by e-mail to

Keep an eye on the WASPA blog at as there are updates almost every day.

Please invite your friends to join our Facebook group at

We also have a WASPA page here:

Keep in mind WASPA is also looking for new partners. If you know any company ready to support us (we don’t ask for money but we want some win-win agreements so that we can promote each  other), don't hesitate to contact me at or

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Kenny Beggs wins Derry City winter cup

7 players took part in a league format evening. Lots of tight games and good performances from Dee Jenkins, Oisin Mor and Lawrence Watson. 

Kenny Beggs took the title with 5 wins out of 6 and only 1 draw in his final game. Martinog Bradley came in runner up after a thrilling 2-2 draw with 3rd place Barry Spence and a 1-1 against the legend Beggs. 

Great nights craic and a good build up to the start of the Irish Championship season.

To be noted the date and venue has been announced for the First round of the Irish Subbuteo Championship 2022. The Donegal Open will take place on Saturday 26th February in the Sean Bheairic in Falcarragh.